Wednesday, 13 June 2007

LoC working group on the future of bibliographic control

The final public hearing of this working group is going to be held on July 9 at the library of Congress and will be limited to 140 registered attendees (registration form will be on the website next week). The hearing, titled Economics and Organization of Bibliographic Data, will also be webcast live in order to reach a wide audience. Discussion at the hearing will center around several questions posed in the working group's background paper and everyone is invited to submit written testimony on the topic to the working goup chairman, Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, Dean of the School of Library and Information Science at UNC Chapel Hill (and recently of Pitt's SIS).
note for non-librarians: "bibliographic control" is a broad term referring to the systematic organisation and management of information so that it can be found again - library catalogs and the formal cataloging schemes like the Library of Congress classification system are examples, as are database indexing systems.

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